"I know sometimes you like to write about people who have been wronged by the city," remarks George Dreckmann of the Madison Streets Division, explaining his decision to call Watchdog's attention to an especially egregious transgression committed against an unsuspecting member of the public by the heartless metropolis that pays his salary.
This outrage recently came to Dreckmann's attention in an email forwarded from a UW employee who shall remain unnamed here. The employee was driving past "the red flags along the side of the road where the pedestrians use to cross the road." One of the flags carelessly hit the car's mirror as it passed, causing damage and distress. "I am not very happy."
Dreckmann, for one, grasps the horror of the situation: "What we have here is a car attacked by a pedestrian safety device."
Oh, the humanity!